Author Samir Abu Tal describes the adventures of Abd ar Rahman, the half-blind Muslim youth, son of a Black African mother and Arab father, in this epic biographical novel. Historically accurate, the narrative chronicles his early life and describes his escape from massacre by the newly rise, voracious Abbasid power. He subsequently managed to establish a dynasty in Spain, gaining military and political control. This book defines the origins of the Spanish emirate, fate of the Spanish Jews, and other significant events of that era. Written in a flowing and easy-to-read style, Falcon of The Quraysh is a literary gem to collect.
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About the Author
The author is a retired U.S. Army Colonel, with a doctorate from The New York Theological Seminary. For ten years, he taught Islamic religion, history and cultural studies (in Arabic and English) to military and civilian personnel at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California (1979-1986) and the U.S. Army Chaplain School at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, N.Y. (1973-1975). He also taught this and other subjects at the Adult Institute of Arizona State University for two years (1995-1997). His training for these endeavors, was pursued on the graduate level at Duke University under the tutelage of Professor Bruce Lawrence